The 2013-14 season is the first in the Jan Dowling Era in Michigan women's golf. The first event is Sept. 20-22 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Junior (2013-14) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... U-M's Leaders & Best Award ... Recipient of Isla V. Small Endowed Women's Golf Scholarship ... Started all 10 tournaments, one of four Wolverines to do so ... Played in all four fall and all six spring events ... Led U-M in three events ... Posted a career-best medalist runner-up finish at the Hoya Invitational (March 31-April 1) ... Competed in third Big Ten Championships (April 25-27), tying for 63rd at 245 (81-5-79) ... Ended third season averaging 77.00 strokes per round ... Shot 22-of-28 rounds at or below 80, with 12 at-or-below 75 ... Shot a season-best 72, three times -- first round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship (Sept. 20-22), third round of the Challenge at Onion Creek (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) and second round of the Clover Cup (March 14-16) ... Averaged and 232.28 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 147 (72-75) at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate, setting the U-M 36-hole tournament individual record ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 224 (75-77-72) at the Challenge at Onion Creek.
Sophomore (2012-13) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... U-M Sportswoman of the Year ... Started all 10 tournaments, one of two Wolverines to do so ... Played in all four fall tournaments and all six spring tournaments ... Led U-M at four events ... Posted one top-20 with one top-10 and one top-5 ... Posted a career-best fifth-place finish at the Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 22-23) ... Competed in second Big Ten Championships (April 26-28), tying for 23rd at 229 (75-79-75) ... Ended second season averaging 76.87 strokes per round ... Shot 27-of-30 rounds below 80, with nine at-or-below 75 ... Tied a career-best one-under 71 in the first round of the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 28-29) ... Averaged 230.60 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 224 (71-74-79) at the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate.
Freshman (2011-12) ... U-M Women's Golf Progress Award ... Played in 10 tournaments, with nine starts ... Played in three fall and six spring events ... Started in her first collegiate event at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 17-18), tying for 42nd ... Posted two top-20 finishes, with one top-10 ... Posted a season-best 10th place finish playing at the Challenge at Onion Creek (Nov. 7-8) ... Competed in first Big Ten Championships, tying for 14th at 225 (78-73-74) ... Helped U-M to the NCAA Central Regional (May 10-12), tying for 50th at 234 (76-79-79) ... Ended first season averaging 78.73 strokes per round ... Shot 17-of-27 rounds below 80, with six at-or-below 75 ... Shot a career-best one-under 71 in the second round of the Challenge at Onion Creek ... Averaged 236.20 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 221 (77-71-73) at the Challenge at Onion Creek.
Prep Career ... Bishop Watterson High School (2011) ... Coached by Rick McQuade ... All-Ohio Division 1 All-State first team (2010) ... Academic All-Ohio (2012) ... Central District Player of the Year (2010) ... All-District first team (2010) ... Mid-Ohio Girls Golf League Conference Scholar Athlete (2010) ... Bishop Watterson High School Scholar Athlete (2010)... Mid-Ohio Girls Golf League Conference Commissioner's Award (2010) ... first recipient of honor from commissioner Gerry Addy for her conduct and sportsmanship with own team and opposing teams ... Team captain (2008, '09, '10) ... FCWT All American second team (2010) ... National Honor Society (2009, '10) ... Senior Leadership Program ... Two-time Bishop Watterson Athlete of the Week in 2010 fall ... Two-time 610 WTVN Radio High School Athlete of the Week in 2010 fall ... Ohio State University Agonis Club Athlete of the Week ... Qualified as a team four consecutive years to play at OHSAA State of Ohio Division 1 Tournament ... Helped Bishop Watterson to an eighth-place finish in 2010, fifth in 2009, third in 2008, tie for eighth in 2007 ... Individually finished third (74-77/151) in 2010, finished 14th in 2009 (79), 11th (77-84/161) in 2008 and tied for 38th (85-88/173) in 2007 ... As a senior helped Bishop Watterson to a 123-23 record in competition ... Averaged 75.78 per round and set the school record for nine-hole average at 37.9 ... Prior to senior season won three events -- FCWT Yankee Trace Tournament (76-68/144), Innisbrook Easter Tournament (75-73-80/228), AJGA Preseason Junior Emerald Falls (78-82/16) ... Finished third at the AJGA Randy Wise Junior Open (80-75-73/228) and had three additional top 10 finishes.
Personal ... Given name is Lauren Louise Grogan ... Born June 5, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... Daughter of Carolyn and Dennis Grogan ... Righthanded ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Psychology major ... Interested in business degree.
What is in Grogan's Bag? ... Driver: TaylorMade R9 ... Woods: Titleist 909 ... Irons: AP1 ... Wedges: Cleveland ... Putter: Ping... Ball: Titleist Pro-V1 ... Glove: Titleist... Favorite Club: Pitching Wedge ... Favorite Course: Warwick Hills (Grand Blanc, Mich.) ... Best Career Round: 68 (Yankee Trace Golf Club in Dayton, Ohio) ... Superstitions: My father and I have a ritual handshake we do just before each round.